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What's in a Name? The Origins of 15 Band and Musician Stage Names

Sometimes the name your parents gave you just doesn’t have the star quality to match your talents, and that’s what stage names are for. On your path to becoming a famous musician, you need to pick a name that fits your style and sound, and the beauty is that it can be whatever you want it to be. The possibilities are really endless. These 15 musicians needed to come up spectacular names, either as solo artists or part of a band, in order to become the stars they are today. Take a look at the origins of your favorite bands and solo artists’s stage names to see how it’s done.

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